Margie Bramlett Howell Parker passed away peacefully at her home on October 30, 2013. Margie was born on May 1, 1930 in Greer, SC and was a daughter of the late Leroy and Vonnie H. Bramlett.
With a resounding applause as a backdrop Ovations Brands was launched today that signaled an end to Buffets, Inc., ironically on the 30th anniversary of the former brand.
“It is about applause. We have six brands around the country and if we are not causing our guests to give a round of applause on each restaurant that they visit, then we are not doing our job,” CEO Anthony Wedo said. The announcement and unveiling of the new corporate logo took place at the corporate headquarters on Lancaster Street behind Ryan’s.
When it comes to diligence in the workplace, there are few better than Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Ellis.
Ellis was recognized for his success Tuesday night when he was named the 2013 winner of the Solicitor’s Award for Spartanburg County Law Enforcement Excellence. The prize package includes a weekend stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Myrtle Beach and a free BMW for a weekend. Ellis will also have his name added to a plaque that hangs in the lobby of the Spartanburg County Solicitor’s Office.
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At 10:59 a.m. the first cargo container was lifted from the South Carolina Inland Port at Greer onto a Norfolk Southern railcar for its journey to the Port of Charleston, the nation's fourth busiest container port.
Gov. Nikki Haley made a Greer port of call to see South Carolina’s newest economic engine.
Under cloudless blue skies with gusty winds swirling dirt at times, the backdrop couldn’t have been any more extraordinary. A Norfolk Southern train passing the port drowned out part of Haley’s 17-minute appearance. Idling cranes created a constant buzz. Trucks in construction and delivering containers were constantly in motion.
Property owned by the Greer Baptist Association at 309 West Poinsett Street was rezoned to OD (office district) from its former RM-1 (residential –multi-family). City Council, voting 6-1, upheldthe Planning Commission’s denial to rezoning it as C-2 (commercial) but amended it to OD.
The decision followed impassioned arguments from 10 residents, split evenly, during a 38-minute public forum. Wayne Griffin (District 2) cast the no vote.
A proposal for a Buddhist temple and QuikTrip convenience store received unanimous approval (7-0) for their zoning requests Monday at the Greer City Planning Commission meeting.
Two other properties requesting rezoning were tabled until representatives appeared before the committee. The Planning Commission has become aggressive requesting representatives to appear to support their request or answer questions from commissioners. City Council, which meets tonight, does not mandate petitioners to appear in public session.
Gov. Nikki Haley will be in Greer Wednesday morning for a brief walk-through of the South Carolina Inland Port operations with S.C. Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome.
The price tag for the port has climbed to $50 million. An additional $2.7 million was approved last week by the SCPA board of directors to raise the SCSPA commitment to $42.6 million. Norfolk Southern’s cost is fixed at $7.5 million. The increased costs were attributed to weather delays – more than 45 rain days were recorded this summer – and on-site topography adjustments.
Anthony Wedo, CEO of Buffets, Inc., headquartered in Greer, learned a powerful lesson filming “Undercover Boss”, which will be televised on CBS this Friday.
“I am personally committed to families,” Wedo said. “I’ll tell you what “Undercover Boss” did for me. I knew we had certain issues out there, so I was excited to do the various jobs that I did in ‘Undercover Boss.’
Valley Grinding & Manufacturing is expanding operations to open a new facility in November in Gateway International Business Park in Greer.
The company manufactures industrial machine blades and knives for paper, film and foil converting.
The East Poinsett Street (Hwy. 290) temporary entrance to the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer is closed.
All traffic entering the port is being rerouted to Dobson Shed Road, off of Hwy. 80. That is short term until GSP Logistics Parkway is completed with signage and landscaping.
A Carolina Fence Garden that has served as an outdoor science classroom for the students at Dunbar Child Development Center was dedicated today as a Certified Wildlife Habit.
Gail Clifton and Donna Yarborough of the Primrose Garden Club made the dedication to Dunbar CCC Principal Joan Britton and Greenville County Director of Early Childhood Karen Sparkman. Clifton is a retired Dunbar teacher.
A 20-year-old North Greenville University student died Thursday after falling from an Upstate waterfall.
Brent Andrew Elrod, 20, from Piedmont, was hiking by himself at Wildcat Falls in northern Greenville County when he attempted to climb the falls, lost his footing and fell, according to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans.
A homeless man received a 15-year prison sentence and 5 years of probation Thursday after he admitted to beating an acquaintance to death at a camp site near Duncan.
James Thomas Thompson, 44, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the death of Randy S. Millwood, 54. Circuit Judge Mark Hayes issued a 30-year prison sentence that was suspended to the service of 15 years and 5 years of probation.
Updated: Oct. 11, 5:04 p.m.
The South Carolina Port Authority has postponed testing with cargo at the Inland Port in Greer until Monday, Oct. 21. The announcement was made late today without comment from SCPA officials.
Two little girls in need of a friend found each other and became best friends forever.
Their relationship began as sixth graders when other children had their own peer groups.
Greer's trash is a hot commodity for enterprising unauthorized vendors.
Skipper Burns, Director of Public Services, presented his annual report to City Council Tuesday and the numbers just didn’t add up, comparatively to years past.
Six community leaders have been elected to serve on Greenville Tech Foundation’s Board of Directors. Joining the Board’s current members are Cheryl Grant, Heather Meadors, Ruben Montalvo and Karen Schwartz of Greenville, Laney Younts and Michael Zeller of Simpsonville.
• Montalvo is President of Montalvo International in Greenville.
Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey coaxed Taylor, a little girl, to let him sound the alarm on the 1941 Chevy Southern pumper fire truck on display Saturday.
Taylor smiled, her parents smiled and Harvey couldn’t stop smiling.